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US Coast Guard Celebrates Women's History Month
What we don't Record, We Lose!!!
More than 1.8 million women have served in defense of America; and we want to make sure the story of women serving in defense of our nation is recorded and
The Women In Military Service For America Memorial is the nation's first major national memorial honoring all women who have defended America throughout
If you are a servicewoman, or know of a servicewoman, past or present, please help preserve this important and long overlooked portion of history by filling
out a registration form today for yourself, a family member or friend.
For more information on how to register, go to the Women In Military Service For America Memorial web site,
click on Membership.
U.S. Coast Guard Women's History links
- Women have been performing Coast Guard duties longer than there has been a Coast Guard. At least one professional ancestor of the modern female Coast
Guardsman predated the federal government itself. Click on this link to learn more about the History of Women in the Coast Guard.
- Women joined the fight in World War II. These mothers, daughters, sisters, wives and fiancées of the brave young men wanted to do their part,
too. They became soldiers, sailors, airmen -- and even Coast Guardsmen. Click on this link to learn more about The Coast Guard
and the Women's Reserve in World War II
- Follow the timeline of women's progression within the Coast Guard. Click here for Women in the Coast
Guard : Chronological Moments in History.
- Five of the Coast Guard's newest 175-foot, state-of-the-art buoy tenders are named after female lighthouse keepers, who were an integral part of sea-going
navigation. Click here to learn about the 175-foot Keeper Class Buoy Tender and a history of women whose names grace these
- Hundreds of American women have kept the lamps burning in lighthouses since Hannah Thomas tended Gurnet Point Light in Plymouth, Mass., while her husband was
away fighting in the War for Independence. To learn more, click here to learn about "Women who Kept the Lights: An
Illustrated History of Female Lighthouse Keepers (Second Edition), by Mary Louise Clifford and J. Candace Clifford.
Click to go to:
- National Women's
- National Women's
- For additional Women's History Links,